Disasters

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  • 27 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal The 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal over the weekend has killed over 3,700 people and left survivors in urgent need of water, food items and shelter, according to aid workers. Electricity supply is down, and water supplies are
  • 17 Feb 2015- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on February 17th on the environmental consequences of six proposed hydropower projects in the northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. The high court had suspended the six projects--
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to combat flooding and other
  • 1 Aug 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal Climate change in the Himalayan Mountain region of South Asia is causing glaciers to melt at alarming rates, producing glacial lakes that could easily burst through natural earthen dams and cause extensive flooding, according to the
  • 28 Jun 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DEHRADUN, India Torrential rains last week that caused the Ganges River to flood and create landslides in northern India’s Uttarakhand state washed away thousands of homes, with a death toll that could go well beyond the previously reported 1,000 people
  • Pakistan has raised objections with India over the planned construction of the 1,000 MW Pakal Dul hydropower project in disputed Kashmir.
  • 15 May 2012- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, FL, TAMPA Afghanistan has over $1 trillion USD worth of gold, copper, rare earth metals, petroleum and natural gas, but factors like lack of water needed for mining operations will make it difficult for th country to access these
  • 28 Jun 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Nearly 60 million people living in the Himalayan region are expected to suffer food shortages in the coming decades as glaciers shrink and the water sources for crops dry up, a new study warned. But the impact would be much less than